The Best Robot TV Shows on CBS All Access
Finding a good Robot TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Robot TV shows of all time streaming on CBS All Access.
What it's about: An astronaut returns home from a year long solo mission in space. She tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
Where to Watch: 25 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV & CW Seed). 24 episodes (92%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 24 episodes (92%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).
2. Invader ZIM
What it's about: Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez. The show premiered on Nickelodeon on March 30, 2001. The series involves an extraterrestrial named Zim who originates from a planet called Irk, and his ongoing mission to conquer and destroy Earth. His various attempts to subjugate and destroy the human race are invariably undermined by some combination of his own ineptitude, his malfunctioning robot servant GIR, and a young paranormal investigator named Dib, one of the very few people attentive enough to be aware of Zim's identity. Invader Zim was targeted at children in their early teens, and met with critical acclaim, but after the first season, the show's ratings began to decline. Before the second season was completed, Nickelodeon cancelled the series, leaving at least twenty-three episodes and a planned television movie series finale unfinished. The show has maintained a cult following since the series' cancellation with a pilot, forty-six aired episodes, and about seventeen episodes that were in production around the time the series was cancelled. On August 19, 2006, all forty-six episodes have aired on television. Nineteen of the episodes are split into two individual stories, each lasting about twelve minutes. There are eight double-length episodes. All of the episodes were directed by Steve Ressel except for the pilot which was directed by Jordan Reichek.
Where to Watch: 27 episodes (57%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 28 episodes (60%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
3. The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
What it's about: Jimmy Neutron is the smartest kid in town. As a genius, Jimmy thinks most things can be solved with the invention of a new gizmo. But Jimmy usually takes the easy way out, and his backfiring gadgets result in comedic adventures.
Where to Watch: 48 episodes (55%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 51 episodes (58%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Microsoft).
4. Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
What it's about: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated series based on the Sega video game franchise Sonic the Hedgehog. It was first broadcast in September 1993. It follows the adventures of the titular character Sonic the Hedgehog, and his sidekick Tails, as they attempt to stop Dr. Robotnik and his array of robots from taking over the planet Mobius. Another series featuring Sonic, simply titled Sonic the Hedgehog, was aired concurrently. Unlike the other series, Adventures had a light-hearted tone and quirky storylines that portrayed Sonic as being skilled and clever, whereas Robotnik and his robot allies Scratch and Grounder were clumsy.
Where to Watch: 47 episodes (68%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV). 66 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Starz, CBS All Access & 2 others). 64 episodes (93%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 65 episodes (94%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).
5. Robot and Monster
What it's about: Robot and Monster is an American CGI animated series created by Dave Pressler, Joshua Sternin and J.R. Ventimilia. Main characters Robot and Monster are voiced by Curtis Armstrong and comedian Harland Williams, respectively. It began production in 2009 and was ordered for a full 26-episode season in 2010, before finally premiering on Nickelodeon on August 4, 2012. In December 2012, the series was put on hiatus, leaving 4 episodes unaired.
Where to Watch: 26 episodes (49%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 26 episodes (49%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).
6. Star Trek: Picard
What it's about: Set twenty years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis, we follow the now-retired Admiral Picard into the next chapter of his life.
Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).
7. My Life as a Teenage Robot
What it's about: My Life as a Teenage Robot is an American animated science fantasy television series, created by Rob Renzetti for Nickelodeon. It was Nickelodeon's first animated science fiction fairy tale. The series follows the adventures of XJ-9, better known as Jenny Wakeman, a robot girl designed to protect Earth, who is excessively addicted to teen-related activities, which are almost always interrupted by Nora Wakeman, her creator and mother. Nickelodeon debuted the first episode on August 1, 2003. After the series was cancelled, later episodes of the series started airing as "never before seen episodes" on Nicktoons Network. The series is distributed outside the United States by the Canadian animation studio, Nelvana Limited.The first season is available on iTunes. All three seasons are available on DVD at Amazon, although it is unknown if Shout! Factory will release them elsewhere.
Where to Watch: 44 episodes (55%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & CBS All Access). 39 episodes (49%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).